With mega-yachts moored in its harbour, modern-day Croesus traipsing its skies with helicopters and tons of champagne bottles getting uncorked every minute, Mykonos is luscious, glamorous and extravagant in equal amounts. But there’s more than the dazzling sands, pounding bass lines and insatiable revellers. If you are planning an escapade here this summer, here are the dos and don’ts when visiting Mykonos.
Life on the beach takes a whole new meaning on Mykonos’ spectacular shores
Though it is a legendary party destination, Mykonos is more than letting loose on the dance floor and sleeping until noon. Surrounded by the Aegean’s sparkling blue waters, the island of the winds boasts some of the world’s most spectacular beaches – and they also come in various styles to suit different moods and dispositions: From the oh-so-glamorous, stomping grounds of the celebrities and their paparazzi, to popular or secret nudist haunts, and from family-friendly golden shores to paradisiacal surfers’ hangouts.
Discover one pristine, sun-dappled paradise after another with island hopping in Greece
Unrivalled seascapes, sensational views and a wealth of exciting things to do: The Greek islands are jaw-droppingly beautiful, world-class destinations with something for everyone. From wild and glamorous, to off-the-beaten-track, there are islands as if tailor-designed for you – and it’s not just one, but several, since Greece has more than 200 inhabited islands and some 6.000 thousand in total.
Island hopping from Mykonos is the best way to take in the beauties of Greece’s shiniest stars: The Cyclades.
Sure, with its hefty mix of glamour, 5-star accommodations, no-holds-barred partying, jaw-dropping scenery, fine dining and paradisiacal beaches, Mykonos is as exciting a holiday destination as it gets.
Summer is finally coming and you can’t wait for your upcoming white island adventure. Of course, you wanna look cool and up to date and sizzling hot at the same time. Wondering how to go about it? Here’s what to pack for Mykonos, to make sure all eyes are on you – for the right reasons.
So you’ve booked your dream holiday at the best luxury hotel in Mykonos. Of course, you won’t want to spoil the fun looking like an amateur – or even worse, a tourist. What to pack for Mykonos, then, to unleash your style-forward, inner goddess and look like a million dollars?
With DJs playing live even in the supermarket, you can dance, flirt and make new friends 24/7. In Gay Mykonos anything can, and indeed does, happen –though mercifully stays here!
With a signature mix of breathtaking beaches, award-winning restaurants, extravagant boutiques, iconic 5-star luxury hotels, white-glove services and dusk to dawn champagne-drenched parties, Mykonos has been the playground of the hedonistic-seeking jet-set since the 1970s. This is when the international gay community began to pour in too. Inspired by Jackie Kennedy Onassis, their quintessential style icon –and one of the island’s greatest fans, they were among the first to discover a taboo-less, safe haven, where no judgement was held, least of all on the basis of one’s sexuality.
Use these intriguing Mykonos facts to impress your friends, family or hot date while holidaying on the island of the winds.
Yes, you’ve heard all about the glorious beaches, the wildly glamorous nightlife and the misbehaving celebrities. But you probably know little or next to nothing about its myths, legends and history. Were you aware, for example, that Mykonos once played second fiddle to Delos, which was antiquity’s most cosmopolitan centre? Get ready to dive head to toe in whitewashed island allure with these fun and interesting Mykonos facts.
Christmas in the Cyclades comes with a pinch of salt. Experience the islands’ wonderful and somewhat weird Christmas traditions with a winter escapade that goes beyond the ordinary.
Brimming with symbolism and energy, Christmas is a time of elation and joy around the world, whether you are a devout Christian or not. And what is putting the icing on the cake are these special, one of a kind rituals that small societies retain and cultivate over the years.
With sensational beaches, breathtaking sunsets and some of the finest wedding venues the hospitality industry has to offer, Mykonos sits at the top of many brides’ and grooms’ to be destination wedding wish lists. And once you have decided to have a Mykonos wedding, finding the perfect place to say ‘I do’ on the island of the winds is the next step on your journey to the altar.
More and more couples every year flock to Mykonos to seal their love for one another in a wedding or civil partnership ceremony in their favourite summer destination. For some perhaps it even marks a return to the place where their spark originally kindled -there is no shortage of great love stories that have commenced with a sunset cocktail in Little Venice. For others, the sheer beauty of the island is the lure – what could be more romantic than marrying the love of your life with an Aegean sea backdrop, against the tangerine sky or in a picture-perfect church, surrounded by your nearest and dearest?
Visit Mykonos in October to uncover its calmer, more esoteric, albeit equally fascinating side. Let it all go amidst beautiful white and blue settings; but also have quite some fun on Halloween and Ohi Day.